A PLANNING inspector has overturned a council decision to block plans for a new bungalow in Trowbridge.

The appeal was launched after Wiltshire Council knocked back plans to build on land west of Jasmine House near Hilperton Road. At appeal, the inspector granted planning permission.

The council refused the application because of the greenfield location and said the plans were out of keeping with the land.

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Many residents had raised concerns over highways safety and the development. Responding to these concerns the inspector said: "Local residents have raised various concerns including regarding highway safety and rights of access.

"Whilst the appeal site is located on a fairly busy road, during my site visit I noted that Hilperton Road is relatively straight and the access has good visibility for highways users entering and existing the site, along with being visible to highway users travelling along Hilperton Road.

"As such I do not consider that the modest effects of the proposed development would have a harmful impact on highway safety."